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Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by daedalus5, Sep 3, 2011.

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  1. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    back in time? which mission?

    i just did the ones with the Gateway last night... very fun :D

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  2. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'll agree there... the escort ships do need some new models, they look ugly even on high quality graphics... could have been a lot better...

    I've seen a few of the Sovereign class ships that you get at Admiral (i think) and they look pretty cool... tempted to wait though and see which level the Vesta class comes out for...

    Still not sure where they're going to put it... i'm assuming it's going to be science division, as that makes the most sense for it, but also could fit in exploration cruiser...

    oh well, here's hoping CBS pull their finger out and get it authorised ASAP lol... i know a lot of people are waiting for the Odyssey class to hit the line, and i'll admit it's pretty... but gotta be Vesta class for me :drool:

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  3. Lumi

    Lumi Captain Captain

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    I've been playing for a few days and am now in the fleet (:D), but I'm totally clueless as to what I should be doing. I played WoW for four years and it was so much more... straight forward, I suppose? I'm just lost in this game. Hopefully someone can help me figure it out soon?

    (I'm T'Laina@dawnelu.)

    (PSST: JRS, your Mulder and Scully avatar = <3)
     
  4. Scout101

    Scout101 Admiral Admiral

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    should be able to click the star trek Delta symbol on the right by the map, bring up Episodes, and play your way through a few missions to get you going. If you see anyone around, feel free to ask questions, or I'd be willing to team up on a few missions with you (sure others will too)
     
  5. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    i'm willing to team up and run through it again, loved it the first time around lol

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  6. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    Its the one involving Devidians and some comet. I honestly don't even remember them, but the last mission was scary. And its very rare to find truly scary stuff in MMOs.

    Oh and I made a second character, a Betazoid Doctor, to try out the science ships.
     
  7. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ok seriously getting my ass kicked in the Hobus system...

    can't even scratch the IRW Sithesh... unloaded 4 sets of photons towards it and 6 phaser banks, none of which even scratched it's shields... tried the mission 5 times now, all with the same result... fire fire, shields down, fire fire, dead...

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  8. Kaziarl

    Kaziarl Commodore Commodore

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    I'll try to get on in a little bit, if you're still around, to help out. I just did the hobus system last night on my science alt.

    Just don't know when, my sister had all her teeth pulled so I'm taking care of her and her two kids, add in the Vicodin and I'm taking care of three kids.
     
  9. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    cheers... really having a hard time with this new ship...

    tempted now to go back to my old one, this cruiser is just s#!te...

    [​IMG]

    Fire Weapons - 2 x Phaser Array Mk VII, 2 x Photon Torphedo Mk VII

    Aft Weaposn - 3 x Phaser Array Mk VII

    Shields - Covariant Shield Array Mk VI

    Tactical Consoles - Prefire Chamber Mk VI (+8.8 all energy damage), Directed Energy Distribution Maniforld Mk IV (+7.5 all energy damage)

    And with all that, i can't even bring one ships shields down, let alone scratch the hull... either something is seriously wrong with my weapons, or i've found a big bug in the game

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  10. syberghost

    syberghost Commander Red Shirt

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    Most likely it's a power problem; either you're not putting enough energy into weapons, or you're running out of energy too fast with five beams.

    I personally would have one less beam in the back; either another torp to discourage tailgaters, or a mine launcher.

    Some better engineering consoles could help with that, too.

    Also, are you remembering to come out of full impulse well before you come into range? It drains all your power, you need to allow time for that to come back up before you engage.
     
  11. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    ok i'll try removing a rear phaser and replacing it with something else...

    yeah i always come out of full impulse about the 20km mark to give everything time to recharge...

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  12. JRS

    JRS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I took a closer look of the types from STO wiki:
    it seems that as far as escorts are concerned, the ugliest ships are in the Lt.Commander and Captain levels. On the Commander lever there is some nice ones, like Akira and Oslo ones.

    Methos, maybe you should visit the Spacedock and see if you could get some other weapons to replace some of the phaser banks. I bought a dual-phaser bank today. Could not afford to anything else yet.
    I am going to post my ship schematic later, if I manage to make an screencap:lol:
     
  13. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Really? Captain Escort ugly? You are talking about the Defiant class there!!! :klingon:

    by the way, teh Saber Class is actually canon and can be seen during the Dominion War apparently...
     
  14. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I believe that it also has a cameo in First Contact during the battle against the Borg.
     
  15. Bird of Prey

    Bird of Prey Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It was actually designed for First Contact (along with the Akira and Steamrunner), and then used during the Dominion War on DS9.
     
  16. Methos

    Methos Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Admiral, requesting permission to rename the planet below "Planet Doughnut"

    [​IMG]

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  17. SilentP

    SilentP Commodore Commodore

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    Quoted for emphasis.

    That particular console won't boost your weapons, because it's for cannons and not for beam weapons :p I'd suggest switching that out for a Photon Detonation Assembly to boost your torps or a Phaser Relay to boost your beams.

    Also, something you'll find about having 2 torps in the same arc is that you won't be firing them as often as you think, as firing one resets the timer on the other (though not as long as a single torp reloading after firing), so you may find you're firing slower on the torps than you expected. I'd perhaps go with switching it around for one of your rear arc Beam Arrays. That way you've still got the same broadside and you can cover your rear with torps as others have suggested.

    You may want to fit an RCS Accelerator Console into one of your Engineering slots, that way your brick will have a bit better turning circle. My suggestion would be to replace that centre console (I'm guessing its the one that gives you a slight boost to one of your power settings?) for said console.
     
  18. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    He has twi Mk VIII phaser relays now. One is even a green... And switched a front torp with a rear phaser. He is also no longer running the defensive power preset. Works better now.
     
  19. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    The "What Lies Beneath" mission. Yeah, that one made me jump when I played it. I'm just getting to that one on my alt, and I have no desire to play it again. :lol:
     
  20. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I always try to play that one around Halloween.
     
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